1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence Silver Half Dollar


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1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence Silver Half Dollar

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This was one of two commemorative coins issued for the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The obverse of the coin features the busts of George Washington and Calvin C. Coolidge. The latter was the President at the time of issue and represented the first time that a U.S. President appeared on a coin during his lifetime. Inscriptions surrounding read “Liberty”, “United States of America”, and “In God We Trust”.

On the reverse of the coin is an image of the Liberty Bell with the anniversary dates “1776” and “1926” to each side. The remaining inscriptions read “Sesquicentennial of American Independence” and “Half Dollar”. This reverse design by John R. Sinnock would later be used for the series of Franklin Half Dollars issued from 1948 to 1963.

Almost 100 years old, this commemorative coin was issued by the U.S. Mint, struck in 90% silver and comes encapsulated in a wooden display box.